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Mercedes goes high-tech in a market where it’s hip to be square

Sprinter vans in the United States will be offered with these two diesel engines, along with a gasoline-powered 188-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. We'll have a choice of rear- and all-wheel drive, though the front-wheel-drive model available in other markets will be a no-show stateside.

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Democratization of tech: Same – or better – amenities as luxury cars

One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

Inline-six mild hybrid system, cleaner lines, solid tech move it forward

The inclusion of the 48-volt EQ Boost system is part of what makes this powertrain so satisfying to use.

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Hint: It's more than just style.

It'll debut later this year with a twin-turbocharged V8 making 630 hp, with hybrid variants likely.

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Surprise! One of them is a Toyota

To save you from the hurt of a quickly depreciating new car, we collected 8 of the fastest depreciating cars in America. And here's a surprise, one of them is a Toyota. Learn more at Autoblog.com

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Transcript: Cigarette Racing builds yet another AMG-themed speedboat. Mercedes-AMG has released its latest sports car, the Project ONE. And its long-time boat-building partner Cigarette Racing has a special boat to match it. It’s called the 515 Project ONE and like the car, it’s silver, and it’s fast. Powering the boat is a pair of Mercury Racing 1,350/1,550 engines. They’re twin-cam V8s that each make 1,350 horsepower on 91-octane fuel, and 1,550 hp on racing fuel. That means a total output of

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Automakers and suppliers will again expose an excess of innovations in Las Vegas

For going on three decades, CES is the reason I don't make New Year's resolutions, like going on a diet or quitting drinking. While I realize that this is certainly a champagne problem, heading to Vegas is not my ideal way to kick off the new year. Or even end it, since I'm not a fan of Sin City. Whereas most people go to Vegas expecting to pig out on all-you-can-eat buffets and engage in all-night drinking and gambling binges, I've made the trek since 1989 to consume as much as I can about the

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Mercedes parent reportedly subjected the electric SUV to extreme testing.

The Mercedes parent reportedly subjected the electric SUV to extreme testing and completely dissembled it.

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IIHS beefs up criteria for headlights and passenger-side small overlap front crash protection.

IIHS beefs up criteria for headlights and passenger-side small overlap front crash protection.

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The third-generation cargo van goes into production this spring.

An electric-powered version is coming in 2019.

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Automakers may know drivetrains and in-cabin comforts but fail at infotainment and connectivity

Here's what we appreciate, and the things that need rethinking.

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Mercedes-Benz said Friday it will discontinue production of its one-of-a-kind G500 4x4² off-road luxury beast. It will accept orders through the end of October. Prices for the high-riding luxury SUV start around $275,000, based on current exchange rates. Developed for extreme off-road use and unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the G500 4x4² is basically a shorter, more practical version of the G63 AMG 6x6, with the third axle removed. It features portal axles that position the wh

Review

It costs less, weighs less and is enchanting. But less doesn't equal more driving pleasure.

Aston Martin DB11 a fine driver, even with a V8

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And expect to watch some 'drive-in movies' — and a lot more ads.

When fully autonomous vehicles hit the road en masse, we can expect fewer accidents, less traffic, and reduced tailpipe emissions. But according to two reports, we could also see sharp increases in the consumption of booze due to self-driving cars, and even more time spent staring at screens, binge watching and being bombarded by ads. In a recent report, Morgan Stanley predicted that booze will get a significant boost in sales since the technology could allow people to drink more if they know t

Mercedes has driven 11 million miles in fuel-cell cars, with water vapor as the only emission.

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Features an LCD messaging board

Features an LCD messaging board on the grille. Or is that the back?

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Diesels have been 1 percent of Mercedes' US sales, so perhaps seeking certification wasn't worth the hassle.